With his unquenchable thirst for all things music, Ky frequently finds himself writing, producing, and performing. He enjoys scoring anything from cartoons to art films, recording original music theatre compositions, co-writing pop music or writing incidental music for radio spots and podcasts. Like his composition skills, Ky is constantly trying to hone his performance skills and musicianship. On any given day you can find him playing drums and singing back-up in rock bands, singing for hire in the latest semi-professional music theatre company, recording vocals or instruments for somebody else’s album, and he regularly provides guitar accompaniment for his part-time position at St. Matthew’s Catholic church.
Whether it be performing with the prestegious PSU chamber choir under the direction of Dr. Bruce Brown (recording an internationally released CD of Estonian composer Veljo Tormis’ music, or taking a silver medal in the international competition in Marktoberdorf Germany), singing right before Anthony Rap (of RENT fame) in Portland’s Night of 100 Stars, or unveiling a rock opera about the life of Tonya Harding to Tonya Harding, Ky is always pushing himself to perform in as many different ways as is possible.
Ky also enjoys writing music by himself – Purely for the sake of writing. His influences include a wide variety genres and artists including but not limited to: They Might be Giants, Queen, Jellyfish, Tool, Veljo Tormis, Stephan Schwartz, Greg Graffin, Jude, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Oingo Boingo, Die Antwoord, Mika, Fleetwood Mac, and Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Bombastic harmonies, lyrical melodicism, and polished production are elements that are rampantly present in his music.